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Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42431 | Mar 2015

Falling to pieces: Import competition and wholesale bypass leave revenue in tatters

IBISWorld’s Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-3.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
25,641
Businesses
4,672
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Rising import penetration has displaced the downstream demand for buttons, zippers and yard fabric from domestic distributors to international manufacturers. Additionally, wholesale bypass, which is the trend of downstream buyers sourcing directly from manufacturers to cut expenses, has constrained wholesalers' function in the domestic supply chain and eliminated many operators. Although the recovering economy will help the industry somewhat, these adverse trends are anticipated to continue in the coming years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Piece Goods, Notions and Other Apparel Wholesaling industry has long been in decline, and the economic recession that hit the United States only made conditions worse. Prior to the recession, the industry suffered from a combination of price competition from low-cost imports and vertical integration by upstream manufacturers. Industry revenue declined in four of the past five years, with an especially drastic drop in 2012. IBISWorld expects revenue to decline at an annualized rate of 3.5% to $13.3 billion over the five years to 2015; a decline of 4.4% is expected in 2015 alone.

Industry trends

Like many US apparel industries, this wholesale industry has suffered from import penetration into the domestic market... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in this industry wholesale various piece goods, fabrics, yarns, thread and other notions and hair accessories. Products sold in this industry include apparel trimmings, belts and buckles, textile fabrics, textile labels, millinery supplies, sewing needles, remnants, ribbons, sewing accessories and zippers. Establishments that buy fabric goods in the gray (i.e. unbleached and untreated), have them finished on a contract basis and sell at wholesale are classified in other industries.

Industry Products
Cotton fabric including blendsSynthetic fabrics excluding synthetic knitsOther knit fabricsWoolen and worsted piece goodsOther piece goodsNotions, including buttons, ribbons, lace and sewing accessories
 
Industry Activities
Apparel wholesalingBelt and buckle assembly kit wholesalingBinding and embroidery wholesalingFabrics and textile wholesalingHair accessories, millinery supplies and sewing needle wholesalingRemnants and ribbon wholesalingHair accessories wholesaling


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